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Hever Castle & Gardens

Open today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great castle and gardens with lots of history and interesting for all ages.

Maybe a touch heavy on the wallet and its not part of national trust but there is plenty to do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Matt P
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Beautiful castle and very attentive staff

We had a lovely time at Hever castle although a tad expensive to get in it was probably because of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the intriguing second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. The castle is a romantic double moated 13th-century castle which houses historic 16th-century portraits, paintings, furniture...more
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| Edenbridge, Hever TN8 7NG, England
+44 1732 865224
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Maybe a touch heavy on the wallet and its not part of national trust but there is plenty to do here. This is the castle that once belonged to Ann Boleyn's family. Well looked after castle with lots to see. Beautiful gardens to stroll through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely time at Hever castle although a tad expensive to get in it was probably because of the up keep of such a beautiful castle. The grounds are well tended and even on a frosty winter’s day it was delightful to walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most fabulous stay!! It is hard to think this is not a hotel, but a b&b. We have completely fallen in love with the Castle and Gardens. It is a very special place to visit, expensive, but in my opinion worth it. Everything is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A party of 45 members of our local WI visited Hever Castle on the 7th December 2018. Lunch had been booked for us whilst there. A proper Christmas lunch was had, very tasty, hot and well presented. Made very welcome by all staff. Our tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jill M
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and i were on a weekend break in Hever and decided to visit the castle. Truthfully we went for the walk around the lake and the gardens surrounding, but thought we might as well visit the castle as we both love History. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Be7hMoignz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent service and great food for a very reasonable price seasonal food only one thing ! I take my dog there at least twice a week there is a no did policy in the reastraunt but there is no where to get a coffee anywhere...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jane F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our third annual visit to the Twilight Christmas and it seems to improve each time. The first thing that strikes us is the castle stonework being picked out with (changing) coloured light. The interior of the castle took you to Christmas through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GuyGadois54
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited in August with the sun shining on the lake though sadly the boat was not in operation. The castle is small but so interesting, you can just feel the history. There are lovely walks around the lake and gardens. The Italian garden is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eaglesLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely grounds with several routes to walk around. It gets very busy especially in summer, make sure you pack a picnic!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Braeburn33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Castle and grounds as lovely as ever but the catering service just appalling. The staffing was under resourced so service just about as bad as it gets. ShameMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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BethN583, Digital Marketing Assistant at Hever Castle & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing Hever Castle and Gardens, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Castle and grounds during your visit. We are however, disappointed to hear about your experience with our catering services. Please be assured your comments have been passed on to...More

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1 September 2018|
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Response from DustyfromHedgeEnd | Reviewed this property |
As far as I could see, you could be there all day as there is a vast area of open gardens and lakeside walk.
Zuzana P
27 August 2018|
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Response from FOXY1967 | Reviewed this property |
I would say you need a car. It’s situated on a country lane
2 August 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth M | Reviewed this property |
I only saw one large car park so I think that it would be the same are for the castle and theatre.